Feature #1386


BMID: Provide selection menu of file types in Attributes Panel

Added by Jennifer Dommer almost 8 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:AssignedStart date:11/15/2012
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:PersonVivek Gopalan% Done:


Category:-Spent time:1.00 hour
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In the Attributes Panel "Type" section, for datatype and data format, provide selection menus with the available choices so the user doesn't have to know what they are in advance.

BMID_class_superclass_web_screenshot.png (85.8 KB) Vivek Gopalan, 02/25/2013 12:19 AM


#1 Person Updated by Vivek Gopalan over 7 years ago

  • Assignee set to Vivek Gopalan
  • Status changed from New to Assigned

In the current implementation of BMID, users have to either type or select from few options for "class" and "superclass" values in the attributes panel.
Providing the users with the list of available class:superclass from the installed services (programs) will guide users to select appropriate values for
these parameter attributes without error.


  1. Design simple interface to show all the class:superclass values
  2. Implement back-end cgi script to fetch class:superclass values
  3. Implement front-end code in GWT

#2 Person Updated by Vivek Gopalan over 7 years ago

Implemented the backend and frontend.
Please refer to r123 for changes in the client-side code and r:Mobyle:4419 for server related changes.

Currently a list-box with all the available class:subclass values is show in the web interface (see attachment) and users can select one of them and the
textboxes for the class and superclass are then populated with the values based on selection in the "Form View".

Remember the "Type" disclosure panel is shown only on the input/output panels (e.g. datatypes such as Sequence, Alignment, Report, Tree..)

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